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76 DAYS 12:00 P.M. PDT

76

January 23, 2020: Wuhan, China, a city of 11 million, goes on complete lockdown to combat COVID-19. Filming inside Wuhan’s hospitals, 76 DAYS provides an unforgettable look at a city’s fight for survival.

A L’ABORDAGE 12:00 P.M. PDT

A L’ABORDAGE

After a whirlwind one-night romance, Felix and his friends follow Alma 300 miles to a riverside town as a surprise. There, they will come to embrace the bittersweetness of young love and passing summer.

DEAD PRESIDENTS 12:00 P.M. PDT

DEAD

The Hughes Brothers’ classic 1995 crime thriller centers on a young Black Vietnam vet who returns home to the Bronx and finds it hard to find make his way, turning to crime out of desperation. 

INDUSTRY 12:00 P.M. PDT

INDUSTRY

In the latest drama series from HBO, an ambitious group of graduates compete for a permanent role at a top London bank.

THE INTRUDER 12:00 P.M. PDT

THE

A would-be relaxing holiday for voice actor Inés (Érica Rivas) is cut short by an unexpected horror. As she readjusts to her former routine, her sense of reality becomes increasingly precarious.

JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE I.R.T. 12:00 P.M. PDT

JUST

Growing up middle-class in Brooklyn in the ‘90s, 17-year-old Chantal is on the road to fulfilling her med school ambitions, but her upward trajectory is derailed when she receives unwelcome news.

NEW ORDER (NUEVO ORDEN) 12:00 P.M. PDT

NEW

The social order has combusted. The gulf between the haves and have-nots has reached incendiary proportions in this brilliant and harrowing tale of a revolutionary attempt set against the backdrop of a society wedding.

NINE DAYS 12:00 P.M. PDT

NINE

A science fiction thriller with a spiritual bent in which a mysterious man (Winston Duke) interviews five unborn souls in a quest to determine which one of them will be given life on Earth.

POSSE 12:00 P.M. PDT

POSSE

Mario Van Peebles directs this rousing tribute to African American heroes of the Old West, re-envisioning and reclaiming the western to reflect historical reality, where a third of the population was Black. 

SHOULD THE WIND DROP (SI LE VENT TOMBE) 12:00 P.M. PDT

SHOULD

Alain, an airport auditor, is sent to evaluate the airport in a small breakaway country and becomes enmeshed with the lives of the local people, making his job more complicated than he anticipated.

THERE IS NO EVIL (SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD) 12:00 P.M. PDT

THERE

Banned from making films since 2017, Iranian auteur Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear-winning four-part anthology is an epic examination of morality under an oppressive regime.

THE WATERMELON WOMAN 12:00 P.M. PDT

THE

Aspiring filmmaker Cheryl is embarking on a documentary project tracing the unwritten history of a Black actress spotted in a number of films from the ‘30s and ‘40s.

WHIRLYBIRD 12:00 P.M. PDT

WHIRLYBIRD

In the 1980s and ‘90s, Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (known then as Bob) flew high above Los Angeles in their own news helicopter, redefining “action” journalism but at a huge personal cost.

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 1: When the News Becomes the News 12:00 P.M. PDT

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 2: Native Stories 12:00 P.M. PDT

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 3: Black in America 12:00 P.M. PDT

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 4: MeToo and Beyond 12:00 P.M. PDT

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 5: Justice For All 12:00 P.M. PDT

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 6: Culture Clash 12:00 P.M. PDT

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 7: All Politics Are Local 12:00 P.M. PDT

MEET

SHORTS PROGRAM 1 12:00 P.M. PDT

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 2 12:00 P.M. PDT

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 3 12:00 P.M. PDT

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 5 12:00 P.M. PDT

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 4 12:00 P.M. PDT

SHORTS

AFI Conservatory Showcase 12:00 P.M. PDT

THE WITCHES: A Conversation with Director and Cast 12:00 P.M. PDT

THE

THE WHITE TIGER: A Conversation with the Director 12:00 P.M. PDT

THE

HILLBILLY ELEGY: A Conversation with Director and Cast 12:00 P.M. PDT

HILLBILLY

40 YEARS A PRISONER 12:00 P.M. PDT

40

In this timely and urgent documentary, Tommy Oliver revisits the 1978 confrontation between the Black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia Police Department and follows Michael Davis Africa, Jr. on his quest for justice.

BELUSHI 12:00 P.M. PDT

BELUSHI

Using previously unheard audiotapes from friends, family and collaborators, documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler captures the spirit of an American icon in this portrait of the too-short life of John Belushi.

THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR 12:00 P.M. PDT

THE

Twelve-year-old Bobby and best friend Kevin have been kidnapped, but proving ever-resourceful, Bobby escapes and now must rescue his friend in this cunningly assembled thriller that upends tropes and expectations.

SHADOW IN THE CLOUD 12:00 P.M. PDT

SHADOW

A World War II pilot (Chloë Grace Moretz) with top secret cargo boards a bomber with an all-male crew and a sinister stowaway in this exciting horror film.

SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS 12:00 P.M. PDT

SISTERS

A glorious ode to the women who helped shape electronic music and the contemporary soundscape as we know it, using poetic narration and extraordinary archival footage to trace the unsung history of electronic music.

SOUND OF METAL 12:00 P.M. PDT

SOUND

A recovering drug addict and heavy-metal drummer begins to lose his hearing and must face the complicated changes to his identity and passion.

TRAGIC JUNGLE (SELVA TRÁGICA) 12:00 P.M. PDT

TRAGIC

A Belizean woman desperately trying to get away from a white British landowner heads deep into the Mayan rainforest, but will her presence awaken a mythical spirit, Xtabay, who seeks revenge on those who have harmed the land?

WOLFWALKERS 12:00 P.M. PDT

WOLFWALKERS

Robyn befriends wild girl Mebh while exploring the magical forest outside an Irish town’s walls and undergoes a transformation in this adventurous animated film from THE SECRET OF KELLS creators, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.

DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA 12:00 P.M. PDT

DOWNSTREAM

Filmmaker Dieudo Hamadi follows a group of severely injured survivors of Congo’s Six-Day War on a harrowing journey down the Congo River to the capital as they seek government compensation for their injuries.

LUXOR 12:00 P.M. PDT

LUXOR

Hana, a British aid worker, arrives in ancient Luxor seeking solace after working on the Syrian border. Upon running into a former lover, Hana’s nostalgic trip becomes a meditative journey on trauma and choices.

NO ORDINARY MAN 12:00 P.M. PDT

NO

NO ORDINARY MAN is an in-depth look at the life of musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton. Complicated, beautiful and historically unrivaled, this groundbreaking film shows what is possible when a community collaborates to honor the legacy of an unlikely hero.

NOTTURNO 12:00 P.M. PDT

NOTTURNO

Gianfranco Rosi follows up his Academy Award®-nominated FIRE AT SEA with this breathtaking masterpiece, the culmination of a three-year cinematic journey through war-torn Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon.

ON THE RECORD 12:00 P.M. PDT

ON

Presented in association with AFI FEST’s tribute to Kirby Dick, this free showing of the powerful documentary ON THE RECORD gives voice to former A&R executive Drew Dixon, who alleges sexual abuse by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.

UNCLE FRANK 12:00 P.M. PDT

UNCLE

When a death in the family strikes, Beth and her uncle Frank set out on a road trip to their hometown to confront their family and their pasts.

UNDER THE OPEN SKY 12:00 P.M. PDT

UNDER

Masao Mikami (Koji Yakusho) is released from prison and struggles to find his place in today’s everchanging Japan. Veteran director Miwa Nishikawa’s drama is a heartfelt exploration of redemption.

THE AMERICAN SECTOR 12:00 P.M. PDT

THE

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War. Thirty years later, two filmmakers comb the U.S. in search of fragments of the wall and what it represents.

THE BIG SCARY "S" WORD 12:00 P.M. PDT

THE

A fascinating blend of historical and contemporary documentary storytelling, THE BIG SCARY

HOPPER/WELLES 12:00 P.M. PDT

HOPPER/WELLES

Each having turned their generation of moviemaking on its head, Orson Welles and Dennis Hopper share a monumental extended conversation, traversing an impossible-to-predict range of topics, from equally incendiary, opposite perspectives.

JUMBO 12:00 P.M. PDT

JUMBO

JUMBO tells the story of Jeanne who falls in love with a carnival ride. Director Zoé Wittock delivers a compassionate and heartfelt retelling of this quirky inspired-by-a-true-story tale.

NASIR 12:00 P.M. PDT

NASIR

For Nasir, the minor setbacks of the day to day are surmountable, but he lives in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India where Hindu nationalism is pervasive and violent extremism is on the rise.

OUT OF THE BLUE 12:00 P.M. PDT

OUT

This 4K restoration of Dennis Hopper’s too-long unavailable punk-rock masterpiece is a raw image of teenage rebellion that surpasses cult credentials and stands as a monument to the late Linda Manz.

SHE PARADISE 12:00 P.M. PDT

SHE

A Trinidadian girl’s world is upended when she meets a group of Soca dancers in this engaging and vibrant coming-of-age film about sisterhood and the joy of dance.

WANDER DARKLY 12:00 P.M. PDT

WANDER

A troubled relationship is further shaken by a traumatic event. New parents Adrienne (Sienna Miller) and Matteo (Diego Luna) retrace pivotal moments of their romance from a surreal perspective and a time-bending narrative structure.

APPLES 12:00 P.M. PDT

APPLES

A deadpan amnesiac attempts to navigate a world where memory loss is spreading virally, suddenly and without warning. Director Christos Nikou’s debut feature is a somber, surreal and soulful meditation on recollection and grief.

EYIMOFE (THIS IS MY DESIRE) 12:00 P.M. PDT

EYIMOFE

Passports, visas and other travel documents are the mainstay of this engaging Nigerian immigration drama, which weaves a compelling tale of two families in Lagos in a strikingly inventive and compassionate fashion.

I CARRY YOU WITH ME 12:00 P.M. PDT

I

Director Heidi Ewing cleverly blends fictional characters with their real-life counterparts in this artful love story that spans decades, crosses borders and artfully weaves in poignant commentary on immigration, injustice and homophobia.

JACINTA 12:00 P.M. PDT

JACINTA

The camera follows Jacinta, mid-twenties, everywhere – in prison, at the sober house and in the car looking to score. This beautifully crafted, slice-of-life documentary will leave you shaken and profoundly moved.

MY LITTLE SISTER 12:00 P.M. PDT

MY

Berlin-born twin siblings Lisa (Nina Hoss) and Sven (Lars Eidinger) have a lifelong shared passion for theater. When Sven is diagnosed with leukemia, Lisa begins to dramatically re-evaluate her life.

THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL 12:00 P.M. PDT

THE

The filmmakers behind 2003’s penetrating documentary THE CORPORATION return with an incredibly timely and urgently needed sequel that lays bare the psychosis of the corporation and what can be done about it.

PIEDRA SOLA 12:00 P.M. PDT

PIEDRA

In the remote Argentinian mountainside, a llama herder whose stock is being annihilated by an unseen puma must embark upon a spiritual journey to present the puma with an offering.

CITIZEN PENN 12:00 P.M. PDT

CITIZEN

Avoiding the pitfalls of the celebrity-as-savior portrait, this stirring documentary focuses on Sean Penn’s nonprofit Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) and its multi-year relief work in Haiti following the country’s devastating 2010 earthquake.

COLLECTIVE (COLLECTIV) 12:00 P.M. PDT

COLLECTIVE

When a fire at the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest, Romania, killed 27 people in 2015, the tragedy was just beginning. This riveting documentary uncovers the truth behind the deadly government scandals that followed.

FAREWELL AMOR 12:00 P.M. PDT

FAREWELL

After 17 years apart, a reunited Angolan family faces a struggle to assimilate while holding onto their culture and finds the distances that have formed between them impossible to bridge.

MY DONKEY, MY LOVER AND I 12:00 P.M. PDT

MY

When Antoinette’s secret lover cancels their romantic getaway for a preplanned six-day hike with his wife and daughter in the French mountains, Antoinette impulsively decides to follow and surprise him.

RIVAL (RIVALE) 12:00 P.M. PDT

RIVAL

RIVAL (RIVALE) weaves a compelling narrative largely from the perspective of a child. A suspenseful tale of a young Ukrainian boy, his mom and her German employer takes unexpected twists and turns.

WILDLAND 12:00 P.M. PDT

WILDLAND

A destructive familial cycle of crime is explored in this engrossing Danish gangster thriller centered on a teenage girl who goes to live with her maternal, but menacing, aunt and a trio of violent cousins.

Live Events

I'M YOUR WOMAN Encore Screening 8:00 P.M. PDT

I’M

Forced on the run with her child after her husband’s criminal acts are taken too far, Jean must bravely face her past and toxic marriage in this thriller set in the 1970s.

ELEVATING BIPOC FILMMAKERS: A CONVERSATION WITH ARRAY 1:00 P.M. PDT

ELEVATING

Ava DuVernay, founder of the innovative distribution company Array, and Tilane Jones, president of Array, discuss the company’s ongoing commitment to the amplification of independent films by people of color and women filmmakers globally. 

REALLY LOVE 7:00 P.M. PDT

REALLY

When struggling artist Isaiah and law student Stevie hit crossroads in their careers, they are forced to consider if their relationship is a love for a season or a love for a lifetime.

DOC ROUNDTABLE 1:00 P.M. PDT

DOC

A TRIBUTE TO MIRA NAIR 5:00 P.M. PDT

A

AFI FEST salutes director and activist Mira Nair this year with a special conversation followed by the US premiere screening of the six-hour series A SUITABLE BOY, based on Vikram Seth’s classic novel.

A SUITABLE BOY 6:00 P.M. PDT

A

1951. In a newly independent India, passionate literature student Lata Mehra is torn between family duty and the promise of romance as three very different men try to win her heart. 

FINDING YOUR VOICE: SOUND OF METAL STRIKES A CHORD WITH THE DEAF COMMUNITY 11:00 am PDT

FINDING YOUR VOICE: SOUND

Director/writer Darius Marder, lead actor Riz Ahmed and other actors from SOUND OF METAL engage in a spirited conversation with members of the Deaf community about the issues raised by the film and beyond.

INDIE CONTENDERS 1:00 P.M. PDT

INDIE

A TRIBUTE TO KIRBY DICK 5:00 P.M. PDT

A

AFI FEST will host a conversation with filmmaker Kirby Dick to discuss his documentary career.

PINK SKIES AHEAD 7:00 P.M. PDT

PINK

After dropping out of college and moving back in with her parents, Winona is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Skeptical, Winona decides to see a therapist once her life begins to unravel around her.

CENTERING CHARACTERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS IN FILM AND TELEVISION 1:00 P.M. PDT

CENTERING

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s Dr. Stacy L. Smith, who has documented the shortcomings in Hollywood’s portrayals of characters with mental health conditions, leads a deep dive conversation with mental health experts, filmmakers and creative executives.

THE REAGANS 7:00 P.M. PDT

THE

Directed by Matt Tyrnauer, Parts 1 and 2 of this fascinating new four-part Showtime series focus on the rise of America’s ultimate power couple: Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI... 7:30 P.M. PDT

ONE

After his heavyweight championship win, Cassius Clay meets with friends Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X to discuss the future and dreams of racial equality.

EW’S THE AWARDIST: A CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR JULIA HART AND RACHEL BROSNAHAN 1:00 P.M. PDT

EW’S

A TRIBUTE TO RITA MORENO 5:00 P.M. PDT

A

AFI FEST celebrates Rita Moreno with a live conversation about her epic career.

THE FATHER 7:00 P.M. PDT

THE

Academy Award®-winner Anthony Hopkins delivers a powerful performance of a man with dementia in this poignant film debut, based on the award-winning play by Florian Zeller.

FROM THE STREETS TO THE LEGISLATURE: A CONVERSATION WITH THE FILMMAKERS AND SUBJECTS OF ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY AND TANGLED ROOTS 1:00 P.M. PDT

FROM

Directors Lisa Cortes (ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY) and Samantha Knowles (TANGLED ROOTS) explore the powerful connection between grassroots activism and visual storytelling with Desmond Meade and Rep. Attica Scott, two inspirational subjects from their films.

FIREBALL: VISITORS FROM DARKER WORLDS 7:00 P.M. PDT

FIREBALL:

The incomparable, indefatigable Werner Herzog and his co-director, the volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer, crisscross the globe to unlock the endlessly fascinating scientific and cultural mysteries, as well as the profound truths, represented by meteorites.

A TRIBUTE TO SOFIA COPPOLA 5:00 P.M. PDT

A

AFI FEST spotlights Coppola’s prolific work in this intimate conversation.

MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY 8:00 P.M. PDT

MY

In this fascinating Alice in Wonderland adventure, master documentary filmmaker Errol Morris tells the trippy story of how ‘60s drug guru Timothy Leary turned from counterculture hero to government narc.

Previously Released

76 DAYS

76

January 23, 2020: Wuhan, China, a city of 11 million, goes on complete lockdown to combat COVID-19. Filming inside Wuhan’s hospitals, 76 DAYS provides an unforgettable look at a city’s fight for survival.

A L’ABORDAGE

A L’ABORDAGE

After a whirlwind one-night romance, Felix and his friends follow Alma 300 miles to a riverside town as a surprise. There, they will come to embrace the bittersweetness of young love and passing summer.

DEAD PRESIDENTS

DEAD

The Hughes Brothers’ classic 1995 crime thriller centers on a young Black Vietnam vet who returns home to the Bronx and finds it hard to find make his way, turning to crime out of desperation. 

INDUSTRY

INDUSTRY

In the latest drama series from HBO, an ambitious group of graduates compete for a permanent role at a top London bank.

THE INTRUDER

THE

A would-be relaxing holiday for voice actor Inés (Érica Rivas) is cut short by an unexpected horror. As she readjusts to her former routine, her sense of reality becomes increasingly precarious.

JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE I.R.T.

JUST

Growing up middle-class in Brooklyn in the ‘90s, 17-year-old Chantal is on the road to fulfilling her med school ambitions, but her upward trajectory is derailed when she receives unwelcome news.

NEW ORDER (NUEVO ORDEN)

NEW

The social order has combusted. The gulf between the haves and have-nots has reached incendiary proportions in this brilliant and harrowing tale of a revolutionary attempt set against the backdrop of a society wedding.

NINE DAYS

NINE

A science fiction thriller with a spiritual bent in which a mysterious man (Winston Duke) interviews five unborn souls in a quest to determine which one of them will be given life on Earth.

POSSE

POSSE

Mario Van Peebles directs this rousing tribute to African American heroes of the Old West, re-envisioning and reclaiming the western to reflect historical reality, where a third of the population was Black. 

SHOULD THE WIND DROP (SI LE VENT TOMBE)

SHOULD

Alain, an airport auditor, is sent to evaluate the airport in a small breakaway country and becomes enmeshed with the lives of the local people, making his job more complicated than he anticipated.

THERE IS NO EVIL (SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD)

THERE

Banned from making films since 2017, Iranian auteur Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear-winning four-part anthology is an epic examination of morality under an oppressive regime.

THE WATERMELON WOMAN

THE

Aspiring filmmaker Cheryl is embarking on a documentary project tracing the unwritten history of a Black actress spotted in a number of films from the ‘30s and ‘40s.

WHIRLYBIRD

WHIRLYBIRD

In the 1980s and ‘90s, Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (known then as Bob) flew high above Los Angeles in their own news helicopter, redefining “action” journalism but at a huge personal cost.

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 1: When the News Becomes the News

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 2: Native Stories

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 3: Black in America

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 4: MeToo and Beyond

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 5: Justice For All

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 6: Culture Clash

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 7: All Politics Are Local

MEET

SHORTS PROGRAM 1

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 2

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 3

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 5

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 4

SHORTS

AFI Conservatory Showcase

THE WITCHES: A Conversation with Director and Cast

THE

THE WHITE TIGER: A Conversation with the Director

THE

HILLBILLY ELEGY: A Conversation with Director and Cast

HILLBILLY

40 YEARS A PRISONER

40

In this timely and urgent documentary, Tommy Oliver revisits the 1978 confrontation between the Black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia Police Department and follows Michael Davis Africa, Jr. on his quest for justice.

76 DAYS

76

January 23, 2020: Wuhan, China, a city of 11 million, goes on complete lockdown to combat COVID-19. Filming inside Wuhan’s hospitals, 76 DAYS provides an unforgettable look at a city’s fight for survival.

A L’ABORDAGE

A L’ABORDAGE

After a whirlwind one-night romance, Felix and his friends follow Alma 300 miles to a riverside town as a surprise. There, they will come to embrace the bittersweetness of young love and passing summer.

BELUSHI

BELUSHI

Using previously unheard audiotapes from friends, family and collaborators, documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler captures the spirit of an American icon in this portrait of the too-short life of John Belushi.

THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR

THE

Twelve-year-old Bobby and best friend Kevin have been kidnapped, but proving ever-resourceful, Bobby escapes and now must rescue his friend in this cunningly assembled thriller that upends tropes and expectations.

DEAD PRESIDENTS

DEAD

The Hughes Brothers’ classic 1995 crime thriller centers on a young Black Vietnam vet who returns home to the Bronx and finds it hard to find make his way, turning to crime out of desperation. 

INDUSTRY

INDUSTRY

In the latest drama series from HBO, an ambitious group of graduates compete for a permanent role at a top London bank.

THE INTRUDER

THE

A would-be relaxing holiday for voice actor Inés (Érica Rivas) is cut short by an unexpected horror. As she readjusts to her former routine, her sense of reality becomes increasingly precarious.

JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE I.R.T.

JUST

Growing up middle-class in Brooklyn in the ‘90s, 17-year-old Chantal is on the road to fulfilling her med school ambitions, but her upward trajectory is derailed when she receives unwelcome news.

NEW ORDER (NUEVO ORDEN)

NEW

The social order has combusted. The gulf between the haves and have-nots has reached incendiary proportions in this brilliant and harrowing tale of a revolutionary attempt set against the backdrop of a society wedding.

NINE DAYS

NINE

A science fiction thriller with a spiritual bent in which a mysterious man (Winston Duke) interviews five unborn souls in a quest to determine which one of them will be given life on Earth.

POSSE

POSSE

Mario Van Peebles directs this rousing tribute to African American heroes of the Old West, re-envisioning and reclaiming the western to reflect historical reality, where a third of the population was Black. 

SHADOW IN THE CLOUD

SHADOW

A World War II pilot (Chloë Grace Moretz) with top secret cargo boards a bomber with an all-male crew and a sinister stowaway in this exciting horror film.

SHOULD THE WIND DROP (SI LE VENT TOMBE)

SHOULD

Alain, an airport auditor, is sent to evaluate the airport in a small breakaway country and becomes enmeshed with the lives of the local people, making his job more complicated than he anticipated.

SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS

SISTERS

A glorious ode to the women who helped shape electronic music and the contemporary soundscape as we know it, using poetic narration and extraordinary archival footage to trace the unsung history of electronic music.

SOUND OF METAL

SOUND

A recovering drug addict and heavy-metal drummer begins to lose his hearing and must face the complicated changes to his identity and passion.

A SUITABLE BOY

A

1951. In a newly independent India, passionate literature student Lata Mehra is torn between family duty and the promise of romance as three very different men try to win her heart. 

THERE IS NO EVIL (SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD)

THERE

Banned from making films since 2017, Iranian auteur Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear-winning four-part anthology is an epic examination of morality under an oppressive regime.

TRAGIC JUNGLE (SELVA TRÁGICA)

TRAGIC

A Belizean woman desperately trying to get away from a white British landowner heads deep into the Mayan rainforest, but will her presence awaken a mythical spirit, Xtabay, who seeks revenge on those who have harmed the land?

THE WATERMELON WOMAN

THE

Aspiring filmmaker Cheryl is embarking on a documentary project tracing the unwritten history of a Black actress spotted in a number of films from the ‘30s and ‘40s.

WHIRLYBIRD

WHIRLYBIRD

In the 1980s and ‘90s, Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (known then as Bob) flew high above Los Angeles in their own news helicopter, redefining “action” journalism but at a huge personal cost.

WOLFWALKERS

WOLFWALKERS

Robyn befriends wild girl Mebh while exploring the magical forest outside an Irish town’s walls and undergoes a transformation in this adventurous animated film from THE SECRET OF KELLS creators, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 1: When the News Becomes the News

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 2: Native Stories

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 3: Black in America

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 4: MeToo and Beyond

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 5: Justice For All

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 6: Culture Clash

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 7: All Politics Are Local

MEET

SHORTS PROGRAM 1

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 2

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 3

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 5

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 4

SHORTS

AFI Conservatory Showcase

THE WITCHES: A Conversation with Director and Cast

THE

THE WHITE TIGER: A Conversation with the Director

THE

HILLBILLY ELEGY: A Conversation with Director and Cast

HILLBILLY

40 YEARS A PRISONER

40

In this timely and urgent documentary, Tommy Oliver revisits the 1978 confrontation between the Black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia Police Department and follows Michael Davis Africa, Jr. on his quest for justice.

76 DAYS

76

January 23, 2020: Wuhan, China, a city of 11 million, goes on complete lockdown to combat COVID-19. Filming inside Wuhan’s hospitals, 76 DAYS provides an unforgettable look at a city’s fight for survival.

A L’ABORDAGE

A L’ABORDAGE

After a whirlwind one-night romance, Felix and his friends follow Alma 300 miles to a riverside town as a surprise. There, they will come to embrace the bittersweetness of young love and passing summer.

BELUSHI

BELUSHI

Using previously unheard audiotapes from friends, family and collaborators, documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler captures the spirit of an American icon in this portrait of the too-short life of John Belushi.

THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR

THE

Twelve-year-old Bobby and best friend Kevin have been kidnapped, but proving ever-resourceful, Bobby escapes and now must rescue his friend in this cunningly assembled thriller that upends tropes and expectations.

DEAD PRESIDENTS

DEAD

The Hughes Brothers’ classic 1995 crime thriller centers on a young Black Vietnam vet who returns home to the Bronx and finds it hard to find make his way, turning to crime out of desperation. 

DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA

DOWNSTREAM

Filmmaker Dieudo Hamadi follows a group of severely injured survivors of Congo’s Six-Day War on a harrowing journey down the Congo River to the capital as they seek government compensation for their injuries.

INDUSTRY

INDUSTRY

In the latest drama series from HBO, an ambitious group of graduates compete for a permanent role at a top London bank.

THE INTRUDER

THE

A would-be relaxing holiday for voice actor Inés (Érica Rivas) is cut short by an unexpected horror. As she readjusts to her former routine, her sense of reality becomes increasingly precarious.

JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE I.R.T.

JUST

Growing up middle-class in Brooklyn in the ‘90s, 17-year-old Chantal is on the road to fulfilling her med school ambitions, but her upward trajectory is derailed when she receives unwelcome news.

LUXOR

LUXOR

Hana, a British aid worker, arrives in ancient Luxor seeking solace after working on the Syrian border. Upon running into a former lover, Hana’s nostalgic trip becomes a meditative journey on trauma and choices.

NEW ORDER (NUEVO ORDEN)

NEW

The social order has combusted. The gulf between the haves and have-nots has reached incendiary proportions in this brilliant and harrowing tale of a revolutionary attempt set against the backdrop of a society wedding.

NINE DAYS

NINE

A science fiction thriller with a spiritual bent in which a mysterious man (Winston Duke) interviews five unborn souls in a quest to determine which one of them will be given life on Earth.

NO ORDINARY MAN

NO

NO ORDINARY MAN is an in-depth look at the life of musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton. Complicated, beautiful and historically unrivaled, this groundbreaking film shows what is possible when a community collaborates to honor the legacy of an unlikely hero.

NOTTURNO

NOTTURNO

Gianfranco Rosi follows up his Academy Award®-nominated FIRE AT SEA with this breathtaking masterpiece, the culmination of a three-year cinematic journey through war-torn Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon.

ON THE RECORD

ON

Presented in association with AFI FEST’s tribute to Kirby Dick, this free showing of the powerful documentary ON THE RECORD gives voice to former A&R executive Drew Dixon, who alleges sexual abuse by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.

POSSE

POSSE

Mario Van Peebles directs this rousing tribute to African American heroes of the Old West, re-envisioning and reclaiming the western to reflect historical reality, where a third of the population was Black. 

SHADOW IN THE CLOUD

SHADOW

A World War II pilot (Chloë Grace Moretz) with top secret cargo boards a bomber with an all-male crew and a sinister stowaway in this exciting horror film.

SHOULD THE WIND DROP (SI LE VENT TOMBE)

SHOULD

Alain, an airport auditor, is sent to evaluate the airport in a small breakaway country and becomes enmeshed with the lives of the local people, making his job more complicated than he anticipated.

SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS

SISTERS

A glorious ode to the women who helped shape electronic music and the contemporary soundscape as we know it, using poetic narration and extraordinary archival footage to trace the unsung history of electronic music.

SOUND OF METAL

SOUND

A recovering drug addict and heavy-metal drummer begins to lose his hearing and must face the complicated changes to his identity and passion.

A SUITABLE BOY

A

1951. In a newly independent India, passionate literature student Lata Mehra is torn between family duty and the promise of romance as three very different men try to win her heart. 

THERE IS NO EVIL (SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD)

THERE

Banned from making films since 2017, Iranian auteur Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear-winning four-part anthology is an epic examination of morality under an oppressive regime.

TRAGIC JUNGLE (SELVA TRÁGICA)

TRAGIC

A Belizean woman desperately trying to get away from a white British landowner heads deep into the Mayan rainforest, but will her presence awaken a mythical spirit, Xtabay, who seeks revenge on those who have harmed the land?

UNCLE FRANK

UNCLE

When a death in the family strikes, Beth and her uncle Frank set out on a road trip to their hometown to confront their family and their pasts.

UNDER THE OPEN SKY

UNDER

Masao Mikami (Koji Yakusho) is released from prison and struggles to find his place in today’s everchanging Japan. Veteran director Miwa Nishikawa’s drama is a heartfelt exploration of redemption.

THE WATERMELON WOMAN

THE

Aspiring filmmaker Cheryl is embarking on a documentary project tracing the unwritten history of a Black actress spotted in a number of films from the ‘30s and ‘40s.

WHIRLYBIRD

WHIRLYBIRD

In the 1980s and ‘90s, Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (known then as Bob) flew high above Los Angeles in their own news helicopter, redefining “action” journalism but at a huge personal cost.

WOLFWALKERS

WOLFWALKERS

Robyn befriends wild girl Mebh while exploring the magical forest outside an Irish town’s walls and undergoes a transformation in this adventurous animated film from THE SECRET OF KELLS creators, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 1: When the News Becomes the News

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 2: Native Stories

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 3: Black in America

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 4: MeToo and Beyond

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 5: Justice For All

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 6: Culture Clash

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 7: All Politics Are Local

MEET

SHORTS PROGRAM 1

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 2

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 3

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 5

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 4

SHORTS

AFI Conservatory Showcase

THE WITCHES: A Conversation with Director and Cast

THE

THE WHITE TIGER: A Conversation with the Director

THE

HILLBILLY ELEGY: A Conversation with Director and Cast

HILLBILLY

40 YEARS A PRISONER

40

In this timely and urgent documentary, Tommy Oliver revisits the 1978 confrontation between the Black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia Police Department and follows Michael Davis Africa, Jr. on his quest for justice.

76 DAYS

76

January 23, 2020: Wuhan, China, a city of 11 million, goes on complete lockdown to combat COVID-19. Filming inside Wuhan’s hospitals, 76 DAYS provides an unforgettable look at a city’s fight for survival.

A L’ABORDAGE

A L’ABORDAGE

After a whirlwind one-night romance, Felix and his friends follow Alma 300 miles to a riverside town as a surprise. There, they will come to embrace the bittersweetness of young love and passing summer.

THE AMERICAN SECTOR

THE

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War. Thirty years later, two filmmakers comb the U.S. in search of fragments of the wall and what it represents.

BELUSHI

BELUSHI

Using previously unheard audiotapes from friends, family and collaborators, documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler captures the spirit of an American icon in this portrait of the too-short life of John Belushi.

THE BIG SCARY "S" WORD

THE

A fascinating blend of historical and contemporary documentary storytelling, THE BIG SCARY

THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR

THE

Twelve-year-old Bobby and best friend Kevin have been kidnapped, but proving ever-resourceful, Bobby escapes and now must rescue his friend in this cunningly assembled thriller that upends tropes and expectations.

DEAD PRESIDENTS

DEAD

The Hughes Brothers’ classic 1995 crime thriller centers on a young Black Vietnam vet who returns home to the Bronx and finds it hard to find make his way, turning to crime out of desperation. 

DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA

DOWNSTREAM

Filmmaker Dieudo Hamadi follows a group of severely injured survivors of Congo’s Six-Day War on a harrowing journey down the Congo River to the capital as they seek government compensation for their injuries.

HOPPER/WELLES

HOPPER/WELLES

Each having turned their generation of moviemaking on its head, Orson Welles and Dennis Hopper share a monumental extended conversation, traversing an impossible-to-predict range of topics, from equally incendiary, opposite perspectives.

INDUSTRY

INDUSTRY

In the latest drama series from HBO, an ambitious group of graduates compete for a permanent role at a top London bank.

THE INTRUDER

THE

A would-be relaxing holiday for voice actor Inés (Érica Rivas) is cut short by an unexpected horror. As she readjusts to her former routine, her sense of reality becomes increasingly precarious.

JUMBO

JUMBO

JUMBO tells the story of Jeanne who falls in love with a carnival ride. Director Zoé Wittock delivers a compassionate and heartfelt retelling of this quirky inspired-by-a-true-story tale.

JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE I.R.T.

JUST

Growing up middle-class in Brooklyn in the ‘90s, 17-year-old Chantal is on the road to fulfilling her med school ambitions, but her upward trajectory is derailed when she receives unwelcome news.

LUXOR

LUXOR

Hana, a British aid worker, arrives in ancient Luxor seeking solace after working on the Syrian border. Upon running into a former lover, Hana’s nostalgic trip becomes a meditative journey on trauma and choices.

NASIR

NASIR

For Nasir, the minor setbacks of the day to day are surmountable, but he lives in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India where Hindu nationalism is pervasive and violent extremism is on the rise.

NEW ORDER (NUEVO ORDEN)

NEW

The social order has combusted. The gulf between the haves and have-nots has reached incendiary proportions in this brilliant and harrowing tale of a revolutionary attempt set against the backdrop of a society wedding.

NINE DAYS

NINE

A science fiction thriller with a spiritual bent in which a mysterious man (Winston Duke) interviews five unborn souls in a quest to determine which one of them will be given life on Earth.

NO ORDINARY MAN

NO

NO ORDINARY MAN is an in-depth look at the life of musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton. Complicated, beautiful and historically unrivaled, this groundbreaking film shows what is possible when a community collaborates to honor the legacy of an unlikely hero.

NOTTURNO

NOTTURNO

Gianfranco Rosi follows up his Academy Award®-nominated FIRE AT SEA with this breathtaking masterpiece, the culmination of a three-year cinematic journey through war-torn Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon.

ON THE RECORD

ON

Presented in association with AFI FEST’s tribute to Kirby Dick, this free showing of the powerful documentary ON THE RECORD gives voice to former A&R executive Drew Dixon, who alleges sexual abuse by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...

ONE

After his heavyweight championship win, Cassius Clay meets with friends Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X to discuss the future and dreams of racial equality.

OUT OF THE BLUE

OUT

This 4K restoration of Dennis Hopper’s too-long unavailable punk-rock masterpiece is a raw image of teenage rebellion that surpasses cult credentials and stands as a monument to the late Linda Manz.

POSSE

POSSE

Mario Van Peebles directs this rousing tribute to African American heroes of the Old West, re-envisioning and reclaiming the western to reflect historical reality, where a third of the population was Black. 

SHADOW IN THE CLOUD

SHADOW

A World War II pilot (Chloë Grace Moretz) with top secret cargo boards a bomber with an all-male crew and a sinister stowaway in this exciting horror film.

SHE PARADISE

SHE

A Trinidadian girl’s world is upended when she meets a group of Soca dancers in this engaging and vibrant coming-of-age film about sisterhood and the joy of dance.

SHOULD THE WIND DROP (SI LE VENT TOMBE)

SHOULD

Alain, an airport auditor, is sent to evaluate the airport in a small breakaway country and becomes enmeshed with the lives of the local people, making his job more complicated than he anticipated.

SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS

SISTERS

A glorious ode to the women who helped shape electronic music and the contemporary soundscape as we know it, using poetic narration and extraordinary archival footage to trace the unsung history of electronic music.

SOUND OF METAL

SOUND

A recovering drug addict and heavy-metal drummer begins to lose his hearing and must face the complicated changes to his identity and passion.

A SUITABLE BOY

A

1951. In a newly independent India, passionate literature student Lata Mehra is torn between family duty and the promise of romance as three very different men try to win her heart. 

THERE IS NO EVIL (SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD)

THERE

Banned from making films since 2017, Iranian auteur Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear-winning four-part anthology is an epic examination of morality under an oppressive regime.

TRAGIC JUNGLE (SELVA TRÁGICA)

TRAGIC

A Belizean woman desperately trying to get away from a white British landowner heads deep into the Mayan rainforest, but will her presence awaken a mythical spirit, Xtabay, who seeks revenge on those who have harmed the land?

UNCLE FRANK

UNCLE

When a death in the family strikes, Beth and her uncle Frank set out on a road trip to their hometown to confront their family and their pasts.

UNDER THE OPEN SKY

UNDER

Masao Mikami (Koji Yakusho) is released from prison and struggles to find his place in today’s everchanging Japan. Veteran director Miwa Nishikawa’s drama is a heartfelt exploration of redemption.

WANDER DARKLY

WANDER

A troubled relationship is further shaken by a traumatic event. New parents Adrienne (Sienna Miller) and Matteo (Diego Luna) retrace pivotal moments of their romance from a surreal perspective and a time-bending narrative structure.

THE WATERMELON WOMAN

THE

Aspiring filmmaker Cheryl is embarking on a documentary project tracing the unwritten history of a Black actress spotted in a number of films from the ‘30s and ‘40s.

WHIRLYBIRD

WHIRLYBIRD

In the 1980s and ‘90s, Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (known then as Bob) flew high above Los Angeles in their own news helicopter, redefining “action” journalism but at a huge personal cost.

WOLFWALKERS

WOLFWALKERS

Robyn befriends wild girl Mebh while exploring the magical forest outside an Irish town’s walls and undergoes a transformation in this adventurous animated film from THE SECRET OF KELLS creators, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 1: When the News Becomes the News

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 2: Native Stories

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 3: Black in America

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 4: MeToo and Beyond

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 5: Justice For All

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 6: Culture Clash

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 7: All Politics Are Local

MEET

SHORTS PROGRAM 1

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 2

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 3

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 5

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 4

SHORTS

AFI Conservatory Showcase

THE WITCHES: A Conversation with Director and Cast

THE

THE WHITE TIGER: A Conversation with the Director

THE

HILLBILLY ELEGY: A Conversation with Director and Cast

HILLBILLY

40 YEARS A PRISONER

40

In this timely and urgent documentary, Tommy Oliver revisits the 1978 confrontation between the Black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia Police Department and follows Michael Davis Africa, Jr. on his quest for justice.

76 DAYS

76

January 23, 2020: Wuhan, China, a city of 11 million, goes on complete lockdown to combat COVID-19. Filming inside Wuhan’s hospitals, 76 DAYS provides an unforgettable look at a city’s fight for survival.

A L’ABORDAGE

A L’ABORDAGE

After a whirlwind one-night romance, Felix and his friends follow Alma 300 miles to a riverside town as a surprise. There, they will come to embrace the bittersweetness of young love and passing summer.

THE AMERICAN SECTOR

THE

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War. Thirty years later, two filmmakers comb the U.S. in search of fragments of the wall and what it represents.

APPLES

APPLES

A deadpan amnesiac attempts to navigate a world where memory loss is spreading virally, suddenly and without warning. Director Christos Nikou’s debut feature is a somber, surreal and soulful meditation on recollection and grief.

BELUSHI

BELUSHI

Using previously unheard audiotapes from friends, family and collaborators, documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler captures the spirit of an American icon in this portrait of the too-short life of John Belushi.

THE BIG SCARY "S" WORD

THE

A fascinating blend of historical and contemporary documentary storytelling, THE BIG SCARY

THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR

THE

Twelve-year-old Bobby and best friend Kevin have been kidnapped, but proving ever-resourceful, Bobby escapes and now must rescue his friend in this cunningly assembled thriller that upends tropes and expectations.

DEAD PRESIDENTS

DEAD

The Hughes Brothers’ classic 1995 crime thriller centers on a young Black Vietnam vet who returns home to the Bronx and finds it hard to find make his way, turning to crime out of desperation. 

DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA

DOWNSTREAM

Filmmaker Dieudo Hamadi follows a group of severely injured survivors of Congo’s Six-Day War on a harrowing journey down the Congo River to the capital as they seek government compensation for their injuries.

EYIMOFE (THIS IS MY DESIRE)

EYIMOFE

Passports, visas and other travel documents are the mainstay of this engaging Nigerian immigration drama, which weaves a compelling tale of two families in Lagos in a strikingly inventive and compassionate fashion.

HOPPER/WELLES

HOPPER/WELLES

Each having turned their generation of moviemaking on its head, Orson Welles and Dennis Hopper share a monumental extended conversation, traversing an impossible-to-predict range of topics, from equally incendiary, opposite perspectives.

I CARRY YOU WITH ME

I

Director Heidi Ewing cleverly blends fictional characters with their real-life counterparts in this artful love story that spans decades, crosses borders and artfully weaves in poignant commentary on immigration, injustice and homophobia.

INDUSTRY

INDUSTRY

In the latest drama series from HBO, an ambitious group of graduates compete for a permanent role at a top London bank.

THE INTRUDER

THE

A would-be relaxing holiday for voice actor Inés (Érica Rivas) is cut short by an unexpected horror. As she readjusts to her former routine, her sense of reality becomes increasingly precarious.

JACINTA

JACINTA

The camera follows Jacinta, mid-twenties, everywhere – in prison, at the sober house and in the car looking to score. This beautifully crafted, slice-of-life documentary will leave you shaken and profoundly moved.

JUMBO

JUMBO

JUMBO tells the story of Jeanne who falls in love with a carnival ride. Director Zoé Wittock delivers a compassionate and heartfelt retelling of this quirky inspired-by-a-true-story tale.

JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE I.R.T.

JUST

Growing up middle-class in Brooklyn in the ‘90s, 17-year-old Chantal is on the road to fulfilling her med school ambitions, but her upward trajectory is derailed when she receives unwelcome news.

LUXOR

LUXOR

Hana, a British aid worker, arrives in ancient Luxor seeking solace after working on the Syrian border. Upon running into a former lover, Hana’s nostalgic trip becomes a meditative journey on trauma and choices.

MY LITTLE SISTER

MY

Berlin-born twin siblings Lisa (Nina Hoss) and Sven (Lars Eidinger) have a lifelong shared passion for theater. When Sven is diagnosed with leukemia, Lisa begins to dramatically re-evaluate her life.

NASIR

NASIR

For Nasir, the minor setbacks of the day to day are surmountable, but he lives in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India where Hindu nationalism is pervasive and violent extremism is on the rise.

THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL

THE

The filmmakers behind 2003’s penetrating documentary THE CORPORATION return with an incredibly timely and urgently needed sequel that lays bare the psychosis of the corporation and what can be done about it.

NEW ORDER (NUEVO ORDEN)

NEW

The social order has combusted. The gulf between the haves and have-nots has reached incendiary proportions in this brilliant and harrowing tale of a revolutionary attempt set against the backdrop of a society wedding.

NINE DAYS

NINE

A science fiction thriller with a spiritual bent in which a mysterious man (Winston Duke) interviews five unborn souls in a quest to determine which one of them will be given life on Earth.

NO ORDINARY MAN

NO

NO ORDINARY MAN is an in-depth look at the life of musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton. Complicated, beautiful and historically unrivaled, this groundbreaking film shows what is possible when a community collaborates to honor the legacy of an unlikely hero.

NOTTURNO

NOTTURNO

Gianfranco Rosi follows up his Academy Award®-nominated FIRE AT SEA with this breathtaking masterpiece, the culmination of a three-year cinematic journey through war-torn Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon.

ON THE RECORD

ON

Presented in association with AFI FEST’s tribute to Kirby Dick, this free showing of the powerful documentary ON THE RECORD gives voice to former A&R executive Drew Dixon, who alleges sexual abuse by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...

ONE

After his heavyweight championship win, Cassius Clay meets with friends Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X to discuss the future and dreams of racial equality.

OUT OF THE BLUE

OUT

This 4K restoration of Dennis Hopper’s too-long unavailable punk-rock masterpiece is a raw image of teenage rebellion that surpasses cult credentials and stands as a monument to the late Linda Manz.

PIEDRA SOLA

PIEDRA

In the remote Argentinian mountainside, a llama herder whose stock is being annihilated by an unseen puma must embark upon a spiritual journey to present the puma with an offering.

POSSE

POSSE

Mario Van Peebles directs this rousing tribute to African American heroes of the Old West, re-envisioning and reclaiming the western to reflect historical reality, where a third of the population was Black. 

SHADOW IN THE CLOUD

SHADOW

A World War II pilot (Chloë Grace Moretz) with top secret cargo boards a bomber with an all-male crew and a sinister stowaway in this exciting horror film.

SHE PARADISE

SHE

A Trinidadian girl’s world is upended when she meets a group of Soca dancers in this engaging and vibrant coming-of-age film about sisterhood and the joy of dance.

SHOULD THE WIND DROP (SI LE VENT TOMBE)

SHOULD

Alain, an airport auditor, is sent to evaluate the airport in a small breakaway country and becomes enmeshed with the lives of the local people, making his job more complicated than he anticipated.

SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS

SISTERS

A glorious ode to the women who helped shape electronic music and the contemporary soundscape as we know it, using poetic narration and extraordinary archival footage to trace the unsung history of electronic music.

SOUND OF METAL

SOUND

A recovering drug addict and heavy-metal drummer begins to lose his hearing and must face the complicated changes to his identity and passion.

A SUITABLE BOY

A

1951. In a newly independent India, passionate literature student Lata Mehra is torn between family duty and the promise of romance as three very different men try to win her heart. 

THERE IS NO EVIL (SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD)

THERE

Banned from making films since 2017, Iranian auteur Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear-winning four-part anthology is an epic examination of morality under an oppressive regime.

TRAGIC JUNGLE (SELVA TRÁGICA)

TRAGIC

A Belizean woman desperately trying to get away from a white British landowner heads deep into the Mayan rainforest, but will her presence awaken a mythical spirit, Xtabay, who seeks revenge on those who have harmed the land?

UNCLE FRANK

UNCLE

When a death in the family strikes, Beth and her uncle Frank set out on a road trip to their hometown to confront their family and their pasts.

UNDER THE OPEN SKY

UNDER

Masao Mikami (Koji Yakusho) is released from prison and struggles to find his place in today’s everchanging Japan. Veteran director Miwa Nishikawa’s drama is a heartfelt exploration of redemption.

WANDER DARKLY

WANDER

A troubled relationship is further shaken by a traumatic event. New parents Adrienne (Sienna Miller) and Matteo (Diego Luna) retrace pivotal moments of their romance from a surreal perspective and a time-bending narrative structure.

THE WATERMELON WOMAN

THE

Aspiring filmmaker Cheryl is embarking on a documentary project tracing the unwritten history of a Black actress spotted in a number of films from the ‘30s and ‘40s.

WHIRLYBIRD

WHIRLYBIRD

In the 1980s and ‘90s, Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (known then as Bob) flew high above Los Angeles in their own news helicopter, redefining “action” journalism but at a huge personal cost.

WOLFWALKERS

WOLFWALKERS

Robyn befriends wild girl Mebh while exploring the magical forest outside an Irish town’s walls and undergoes a transformation in this adventurous animated film from THE SECRET OF KELLS creators, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 1: When the News Becomes the News

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 2: Native Stories

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 3: Black in America

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 4: MeToo and Beyond

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 5: Justice For All

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 6: Culture Clash

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 7: All Politics Are Local

MEET

SHORTS PROGRAM 1

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 2

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 3

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 5

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 4

SHORTS

AFI Conservatory Showcase

THE WITCHES: A Conversation with Director and Cast

THE

THE WHITE TIGER: A Conversation with the Director

THE

HILLBILLY ELEGY: A Conversation with Director and Cast

HILLBILLY

40 YEARS A PRISONER

40

In this timely and urgent documentary, Tommy Oliver revisits the 1978 confrontation between the Black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia Police Department and follows Michael Davis Africa, Jr. on his quest for justice.

76 DAYS

76

January 23, 2020: Wuhan, China, a city of 11 million, goes on complete lockdown to combat COVID-19. Filming inside Wuhan’s hospitals, 76 DAYS provides an unforgettable look at a city’s fight for survival.

A L’ABORDAGE

A L’ABORDAGE

After a whirlwind one-night romance, Felix and his friends follow Alma 300 miles to a riverside town as a surprise. There, they will come to embrace the bittersweetness of young love and passing summer.

THE AMERICAN SECTOR

THE

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War. Thirty years later, two filmmakers comb the U.S. in search of fragments of the wall and what it represents.

APPLES

APPLES

A deadpan amnesiac attempts to navigate a world where memory loss is spreading virally, suddenly and without warning. Director Christos Nikou’s debut feature is a somber, surreal and soulful meditation on recollection and grief.

BELUSHI

BELUSHI

Using previously unheard audiotapes from friends, family and collaborators, documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler captures the spirit of an American icon in this portrait of the too-short life of John Belushi.

THE BIG SCARY "S" WORD

THE

A fascinating blend of historical and contemporary documentary storytelling, THE BIG SCARY

THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR

THE

Twelve-year-old Bobby and best friend Kevin have been kidnapped, but proving ever-resourceful, Bobby escapes and now must rescue his friend in this cunningly assembled thriller that upends tropes and expectations.

CITIZEN PENN

CITIZEN

Avoiding the pitfalls of the celebrity-as-savior portrait, this stirring documentary focuses on Sean Penn’s nonprofit Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) and its multi-year relief work in Haiti following the country’s devastating 2010 earthquake.

COLLECTIVE (COLLECTIV)

COLLECTIVE

When a fire at the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest, Romania, killed 27 people in 2015, the tragedy was just beginning. This riveting documentary uncovers the truth behind the deadly government scandals that followed.

DEAD PRESIDENTS

DEAD

The Hughes Brothers’ classic 1995 crime thriller centers on a young Black Vietnam vet who returns home to the Bronx and finds it hard to find make his way, turning to crime out of desperation. 

DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA

DOWNSTREAM

Filmmaker Dieudo Hamadi follows a group of severely injured survivors of Congo’s Six-Day War on a harrowing journey down the Congo River to the capital as they seek government compensation for their injuries.

EYIMOFE (THIS IS MY DESIRE)

EYIMOFE

Passports, visas and other travel documents are the mainstay of this engaging Nigerian immigration drama, which weaves a compelling tale of two families in Lagos in a strikingly inventive and compassionate fashion.

FAREWELL AMOR

FAREWELL

After 17 years apart, a reunited Angolan family faces a struggle to assimilate while holding onto their culture and finds the distances that have formed between them impossible to bridge.

HOPPER/WELLES

HOPPER/WELLES

Each having turned their generation of moviemaking on its head, Orson Welles and Dennis Hopper share a monumental extended conversation, traversing an impossible-to-predict range of topics, from equally incendiary, opposite perspectives.

I CARRY YOU WITH ME

I

Director Heidi Ewing cleverly blends fictional characters with their real-life counterparts in this artful love story that spans decades, crosses borders and artfully weaves in poignant commentary on immigration, injustice and homophobia.

INDUSTRY

INDUSTRY

In the latest drama series from HBO, an ambitious group of graduates compete for a permanent role at a top London bank.

THE INTRUDER

THE

A would-be relaxing holiday for voice actor Inés (Érica Rivas) is cut short by an unexpected horror. As she readjusts to her former routine, her sense of reality becomes increasingly precarious.

JACINTA

JACINTA

The camera follows Jacinta, mid-twenties, everywhere – in prison, at the sober house and in the car looking to score. This beautifully crafted, slice-of-life documentary will leave you shaken and profoundly moved.

JUMBO

JUMBO

JUMBO tells the story of Jeanne who falls in love with a carnival ride. Director Zoé Wittock delivers a compassionate and heartfelt retelling of this quirky inspired-by-a-true-story tale.

JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE I.R.T.

JUST

Growing up middle-class in Brooklyn in the ‘90s, 17-year-old Chantal is on the road to fulfilling her med school ambitions, but her upward trajectory is derailed when she receives unwelcome news.

LUXOR

LUXOR

Hana, a British aid worker, arrives in ancient Luxor seeking solace after working on the Syrian border. Upon running into a former lover, Hana’s nostalgic trip becomes a meditative journey on trauma and choices.

MY DONKEY, MY LOVER AND I

MY

When Antoinette’s secret lover cancels their romantic getaway for a preplanned six-day hike with his wife and daughter in the French mountains, Antoinette impulsively decides to follow and surprise him.

MY LITTLE SISTER

MY

Berlin-born twin siblings Lisa (Nina Hoss) and Sven (Lars Eidinger) have a lifelong shared passion for theater. When Sven is diagnosed with leukemia, Lisa begins to dramatically re-evaluate her life.

NASIR

NASIR

For Nasir, the minor setbacks of the day to day are surmountable, but he lives in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India where Hindu nationalism is pervasive and violent extremism is on the rise.

THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL

THE

The filmmakers behind 2003’s penetrating documentary THE CORPORATION return with an incredibly timely and urgently needed sequel that lays bare the psychosis of the corporation and what can be done about it.

NEW ORDER (NUEVO ORDEN)

NEW

The social order has combusted. The gulf between the haves and have-nots has reached incendiary proportions in this brilliant and harrowing tale of a revolutionary attempt set against the backdrop of a society wedding.

NINE DAYS

NINE

A science fiction thriller with a spiritual bent in which a mysterious man (Winston Duke) interviews five unborn souls in a quest to determine which one of them will be given life on Earth.

NO ORDINARY MAN

NO

NO ORDINARY MAN is an in-depth look at the life of musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton. Complicated, beautiful and historically unrivaled, this groundbreaking film shows what is possible when a community collaborates to honor the legacy of an unlikely hero.

NOTTURNO

NOTTURNO

Gianfranco Rosi follows up his Academy Award®-nominated FIRE AT SEA with this breathtaking masterpiece, the culmination of a three-year cinematic journey through war-torn Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon.

ON THE RECORD

ON

Presented in association with AFI FEST’s tribute to Kirby Dick, this free showing of the powerful documentary ON THE RECORD gives voice to former A&R executive Drew Dixon, who alleges sexual abuse by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...

ONE

After his heavyweight championship win, Cassius Clay meets with friends Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X to discuss the future and dreams of racial equality.

OUT OF THE BLUE

OUT

This 4K restoration of Dennis Hopper’s too-long unavailable punk-rock masterpiece is a raw image of teenage rebellion that surpasses cult credentials and stands as a monument to the late Linda Manz.

PIEDRA SOLA

PIEDRA

In the remote Argentinian mountainside, a llama herder whose stock is being annihilated by an unseen puma must embark upon a spiritual journey to present the puma with an offering.

POSSE

POSSE

Mario Van Peebles directs this rousing tribute to African American heroes of the Old West, re-envisioning and reclaiming the western to reflect historical reality, where a third of the population was Black. 

RIVAL (RIVALE)

RIVAL

RIVAL (RIVALE) weaves a compelling narrative largely from the perspective of a child. A suspenseful tale of a young Ukrainian boy, his mom and her German employer takes unexpected twists and turns.

SHADOW IN THE CLOUD

SHADOW

A World War II pilot (Chloë Grace Moretz) with top secret cargo boards a bomber with an all-male crew and a sinister stowaway in this exciting horror film.

SHE PARADISE

SHE

A Trinidadian girl’s world is upended when she meets a group of Soca dancers in this engaging and vibrant coming-of-age film about sisterhood and the joy of dance.

SHOULD THE WIND DROP (SI LE VENT TOMBE)

SHOULD

Alain, an airport auditor, is sent to evaluate the airport in a small breakaway country and becomes enmeshed with the lives of the local people, making his job more complicated than he anticipated.

SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS

SISTERS

A glorious ode to the women who helped shape electronic music and the contemporary soundscape as we know it, using poetic narration and extraordinary archival footage to trace the unsung history of electronic music.

SOUND OF METAL

SOUND

A recovering drug addict and heavy-metal drummer begins to lose his hearing and must face the complicated changes to his identity and passion.

A SUITABLE BOY

A

1951. In a newly independent India, passionate literature student Lata Mehra is torn between family duty and the promise of romance as three very different men try to win her heart. 

THERE IS NO EVIL (SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD)

THERE

Banned from making films since 2017, Iranian auteur Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear-winning four-part anthology is an epic examination of morality under an oppressive regime.

TRAGIC JUNGLE (SELVA TRÁGICA)

TRAGIC

A Belizean woman desperately trying to get away from a white British landowner heads deep into the Mayan rainforest, but will her presence awaken a mythical spirit, Xtabay, who seeks revenge on those who have harmed the land?

UNCLE FRANK

UNCLE

When a death in the family strikes, Beth and her uncle Frank set out on a road trip to their hometown to confront their family and their pasts.

UNDER THE OPEN SKY

UNDER

Masao Mikami (Koji Yakusho) is released from prison and struggles to find his place in today’s everchanging Japan. Veteran director Miwa Nishikawa’s drama is a heartfelt exploration of redemption.

WANDER DARKLY

WANDER

A troubled relationship is further shaken by a traumatic event. New parents Adrienne (Sienna Miller) and Matteo (Diego Luna) retrace pivotal moments of their romance from a surreal perspective and a time-bending narrative structure.

THE WATERMELON WOMAN

THE

Aspiring filmmaker Cheryl is embarking on a documentary project tracing the unwritten history of a Black actress spotted in a number of films from the ‘30s and ‘40s.

WHIRLYBIRD

WHIRLYBIRD

In the 1980s and ‘90s, Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (known then as Bob) flew high above Los Angeles in their own news helicopter, redefining “action” journalism but at a huge personal cost.

WILDLAND

WILDLAND

A destructive familial cycle of crime is explored in this engrossing Danish gangster thriller centered on a teenage girl who goes to live with her maternal, but menacing, aunt and a trio of violent cousins.

WOLFWALKERS

WOLFWALKERS

Robyn befriends wild girl Mebh while exploring the magical forest outside an Irish town’s walls and undergoes a transformation in this adventurous animated film from THE SECRET OF KELLS creators, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 1: When the News Becomes the News

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MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 2: Native Stories

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MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 3: Black in America

MEET

MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 4: MeToo and Beyond

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MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 5: Justice For All

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MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 6: Culture Clash

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MEET THE PRESS SHORTS 7: All Politics Are Local

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SHORTS PROGRAM 1

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 2

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 3

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 5

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM 4

SHORTS

AFI Conservatory Showcase

THE WITCHES: A Conversation with Director and Cast

THE

THE WHITE TIGER: A Conversation with the Director

THE

HILLBILLY ELEGY: A Conversation with Director and Cast

HILLBILLY

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